1984 Alfa Romeo 33 Series 1 Green Cloverleaf


  • Very rare Series 1 model
  • Good base with potential
  • Mechanically running well


Walter De Silva, the car designer, added an unmistakable Italian flair to the practical family hatchback, resulting in the popular Alfa Romeo 33. It offered a compelling alternative to the ubiquitous Escorts and Astras of the late 80s and early 90s. 

The car was a monumental success for the Italian company, selling over 1 million units from 1983 to 1995 and providing an affordable entry point into the Alfa Romeo brand. Despite its modest 1.5 litre boxer engine that produced 105 bhp, weighing only 970 kilos, the car's handling was exceptional, and its engine had a characterful edge. The motoring press of the day couldn't help but rave about it.

This 1984 example is in original condition; the vendor purchased it around 12 months ago with plans to restore the Italian classic. Mechanically, the car has been serviced and checked over and is now running fine, but unfortunately, the cosmetic side of the restoration never got started, but the Alfa does come with some of the parts that could be used to bring back this Italian hatchback.  


  • V5C is present 
  • Registered 25th September 1984
  • Original owner’s handbook
  • Original service book
  • Featured in the Alfa Romeo Owners Club magazine
  • Some recent invoices for parts purchased and work carried out including:
    • New alternator belt 
    • New cam belt
    •  New fuel pump 
    • New cooling hoses and clips
    •  New gear box oil 
    • New engine oil and filter 
    • New ignition coil
    •  New spark plugs 
    • New water pump carburettors re-built
  • MOT is valid until 16th April 2024, passed with one minor advisory for a slightly binding brake
  • Some spare parts include: 
    • Replacement doors 
    • Filler cap panel 
    • Front and rear seats


  • Finished in black and grey fabric 
  • The seats are generally in good condition. There is a hole in the driver’s bolster, which has been repaired. But don’t forget there is another set of seats included which are in good order
  • The door cards are in good condition with no damage
  • The dashboard is in good condition with no splits or cracks 
  • Leather-trimmed Personal steering wheel is in good order 
  • All the instruments are working correctly, and there are good voltage and healthy oil pressure readings
  • The odometer shows a reading of 78,489 miles
  • Switchgear all looks to be in good condition, with no real signs of excessive wear
  • The original Panasonic radio cassette is in place
  • Headlining is in good order with no sagging
  • The carpets are in excellent condition throughout
  • The parcel shelf is nice and straight and has no speaker holes cut into it
  • Inside the boot, the alloy spare wheel is in place, and the boot floor appears to be in good order
  • Jack and wheel brace are present


  • Finished in the original colour of Rosso Pompieri
  • The panel gaps look to match with an equal gap 
  • There is some corrosion at the bottom of the doors (some spare doors are included)
  • There are some blisters around the car at various points 
  • Windows look to be free from any noticeable scratches
  • The window seals and trims appear to be in good condition 
  • Factory glass sunroof
  • Headlights and foglights are free from any damage
  • The rear light lenses are also free from splits or cracks
  • Lower trims around the bumpers and sills look in good condition
  • Alfasud Sprint alloy wheels are in very good order
  • A matching set of Falken Ziex tyres is fitted with a good amount of tread remaining on each


  • 1490cc engine 
  • Five-speed gearbox 
  • The engine bay presents well
  • The Alfa has been given a mechanical recommissioning and is now reported to run nicely
  • The vendor doesn't report any issues with the running or driving of the Alfa
  • Gears are easily selected, and the car pulls well
  • No knocks or bangs are reported to come from the suspension
  • Looking under the Alfa, there are minimal signs of surface rust on the suspension components or floor area 
  • The brakes are working correctly and bring the Alfa to a halt in a straight line


This is a fantastic opportunity for any Alfa Romeo fan looking for a 33 Green Cloverleaf. To give you an idea of how rare these cars are, according to “how many left,” there are just two registered for use on the road, this being one of those two. 

Some cosmetic improvements could be made, but generally, as a base car ready for restoration, this is a fantastic starting point to take this Italian classic to the next level.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1984
  • Make Alfa Romeo
  • Model 33
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 78,489 Miles
  • Engine size 1490
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Fordham
  • Location Essex
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
7 bids from 5 bidders
  • Ajax58 £2,500 24/09/23
  • graham1•••• £2,300 24/09/23
  • Holtbox £2,200 23/09/23
  • paul@pm•••• £2,000 20/09/23
  • supraca•••• £1,500 20/09/23
  • paul@pm•••• £1,000 20/09/23
  • supraca•••• £500 20/09/23

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